Rawls College of Business Chosen for White House Initiative

Dean Lance Nail will attend a Convening on the Working Families Economic Agenda.

Rawls College of Business

Lance Nail, dean of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, was chosen to be a part of an initiative that will help open opportunities for women in business in a changing work force.

The White House Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisers invited Nail to represent the Rawls College at the Convening on the Working Families Economic Agenda. The Convening will take place Wednesday (Aug. 5) at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C.

The Convening will bring together the business community and 40-50 business schools from throughout the country to increase opportunities for women to balance their family and careers through educational innovation.

"This is such a critical issue for families and economic development in the U.S.," Nail said. "I am honored to be asked to participate in the development of an agenda of new ideas to support family members seeking to remain professionally engaged."

Lance Nail

Lance Nail

The Convening of business leaders, business school leaders and others will focus on recruiting, training and retaining future leaders in the work force. The event will feature panel discussions and breakout sessions for participants to share their best practices that generate business leaders of tomorrow who are prepared for the ever-changing work force.

The Rawls College of Business is one of the top business schools in the country and is consistently ranked among the best for veterans. The Marketing department was recently ranked No. 48 in the world among 500 research universities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and the U.S. Value College recently ranked the Rawls College in the top 10 of its 50 Best Value MBA Programs.

Nail will be available at a later date to discuss specifics of the role of the Rawls College of Business in this initiative.

Rawls College of Business

The Rawls College of Business accounts for about 25 percent of Texas Tech graduates.

The college has a full-time teaching staff of roughly 100 in seven academic areas: accounting; energy, economics and law; finance; health organization management; information systems and quantitative sciences; management; and marketing.

The college offers an accredited weekend MBA for Working Professionals program.

Dedicated to connecting students, alumni and employers, the Career Management Center assists Rawls College students with their transition to the world-of-work, and supplies prospective employers with top-notch candidates, ready to make an immediate contribution.

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